L Word Extra for a Day
This was sent in to us by
Britt who was an extra on the show.
On July 5th and 6th, the L Word was filming at the PNE/Playland basketball
courts and skateboard park (Hastings St), in Vancouver.
The scene they filmed at the basketball courts was quite lengthy. In as best
as I can remember, the scene went as follows...
Some girls (and "Papi") are hanging out at the basketball court getting
warmed up. Then "Papi" looks up and sees the main L Word girls coming.
Jenny, Shane, Alice, Bette, Kit and Helena are seen walking towards the
basketball courts wearing ridiculously dorky basketball outfits. They all
have jerseys on with their last names on the back. Behind them, Moira/Max
and Shane's little brother Shay walk towards the skateboard park.
The L Word girls face off with "Papi's" crew. Before they begin the game,
Tina jogs up to them, and Helena gives her a kiss on the cheek. Bette seems
very sarcastic and tense toward Tina, and the tension is finally averted by
"Papi" who yells something to the effect of "You can play on our team
because we don't care who you fuck!" They begin to play basketball, with
Shane and "Papi" facing off for the jump-off at the start of the game.
Some scenes during the game:
Bette fouls Tina repeatedly, making Tina angry, and then Bette steals the
ball and runs down the court and proceeds to make a lay-up and score for the
L-Word girls team.
Alice is checked, and can't pass the ball to anyone except Jenny, who
happens to be drinking coffee. When Alice passes Jenny the ball, Jenny
spills her coffee and the other team (Papi's crew) grabs the ball and
proceeds to score.
Helena is fouled by one of "Papi's" crew and gets two foul shots. She misses
her first shot, and for the second shot Alice tells her to shoot backwards.
Helena shoots backwards and scores.
The L Word girls team is repeatedly scored upon by "Papi's" crew. The L Word
girls are not very good at basketball (they suck) and miss scoring
Near the end of the game, the girls are all down at the end of the
basketball court near the skateboard park. Moira/Max suddenly runs up to the
fence, yelling for Shane. It turns out Shay has fallen off his skateboard.
Shane takes off to help her brother, telling the others "I've got it, I've
got it." so they don't all follow. Moira/Max fills the girls in as Shane
Apparently, Shay's fall will leave him with a broken arm. The basketball
game is over.
"Papi" is first brought to the attention of the L Word girls through Alice's
chart website. As said before in previous seasons, when some has slept with
many, many girls (like Shane) they create their own constellations/galaxies
on the online Chart. This "Papi" on Alice's chart has somehow managed to
sleep with more people than Shane has. Thus, the girls decide to go and
search for this mysterious "Papi" girl whom no one rally knows about.
Confusion is said to arise about who "Papi" really is, since the name "Papi"
means "Daddy"/"Father" in Spanish or something. I guess the basketball game
is one of the ways that Shane and this "Papi" compete with each other.
Subsequent competitions may arise in other season 4 episodes.
In total, the whole basketball scene is said to be approx. 10 minutes in one
of the episodes. Rumors on the set that said indicated that the basketball
scene may appear in episode 2 or 4 of the fourth season.
Updated 30 July, 2006
Out actress Kristanna Loken (Terminator
3) will appear in 10 episodes of S4. Loken will play a single mom who meets
Shane at a PTA meeting.
Updated 7 June, 2006
* JANINA GAVANKAR joins THE L WORD as Papi, a
smokin hot Latino who challenges Shane. Unlike Shane, Papi is competitive,
gregarious, loud, bossy and boastful. She canoodles with everyone and
competes with Shane. Hmm does she remind anyone else of a particular other
Updated 6 June, 2006
* We learn through the casting
of Cybill Shepherd (who plays a married mother who suddenly begins to
question her sexuality) that Bette will be returning to Graduate School,
most likely to teach.
Updated 7 May, 2006
* Yes that's right folks. Seems
KARINA LOMBARD is rumoured to be coming back in Season 4 for 2 episodes.
Apparently the extent of her role will be to swoop in and steal Jenny's
girlfriend. Now, that's not very nice now is it?
Also, with Carmen now well and truly gone, seems Shane will take on another
Latin lover. No word yet as to who will be playing her.
Seems there will also be another new character joining the show this season,
besides the wonderful Marlee Matlin (a fiery artist who catches the
attention of Bette Porter). The character of PAPI is like a Latin
version of the original Shane, ie sleeps with lots of girls and is
apparently a legend on Alice's internet chart. *Editor's note - could this
Latin PAPI be the one who gets involved with Shane?*
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